The arrival of spring is the perfect time to visit the Hunter Valley, enjoy perusing the vineyards in the sunshine and book a getaway to this famous wine region today! Stay with us at the Hunter Gateway Motel, the ideal base for anyone who wants easy access to wineries, vineyards and attractions of the region. Read on to discover our guide to spring in the Hunter!
Throughout September, Hunter Valley Gardens is hosting Spring Festival. This is an event designed to immerse visitors in a visual and sensory experience they will never forget. There are over 250,000 annuals planted throughout the gardens along with entertainments, activities, attractions, demonstrations, talks, tours and workshops.
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Float above the vineyards in a hot air balloon
For the more indulgent traveller, set your alarm clock for a sunrise hot air balloon with Balloon Aloft. On this one-hour flight, you’ll float above the Hunter Valley vineyards to heights or more than 600 metres. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a luxurious champagne breakfast served of the deck of Restaurant Cuvee at Peterson House Winery. Sign us up!
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Nothing pairs with wine better than cheese. Visit the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory and discover a selection of handmade cow and goat milk cheese, available to taste and buy. Order a cheese tasting board to try five cheese or book a private cheese appreciation class and the art of wine matching.
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Enjoy tastings at wineries
You can’t visit the Hunter Valley without perusing the wineries! At the Hunter’s cellar doors you can taste a wide variety of wines. Getting a few photos with the wildlife and vines along the way is a must. Make sure you stop by the tourism centre to pick up an all-important map of the wineries.
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